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Virtue and Vice
357. Shame; Virtue
"Where there is yet shame, there may in time be virtue."
Johnson: Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland
738. Shame; Virtue
"To dread no eye, and to suspect no tongue, is the great
prerogative of innocence; an exemption granted only to
invariable virtue. But guilt has always its horrors and
solicitudes; and to make it yet more shameful and detestable, it
is doomed often to stand in awe of those to whom nothing could
give influence or weight, but their power of betraying."
Johnson: Rambler #68 (November 10, 1750)
1,184. Misery; Shame
"Misery and shame are nearly allied."
Johnson: Rambler #133 (June 25, 1751)